Solar eclipse of April 25, 1865

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Solar eclipse of April 25, 1865
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Map
Type of eclipse
Nature Total
Gamma -0.4826
Magnitude 1.0584
Maximum eclipse
Duration 323 sec (5 m 23 s)
Coordinates 14°48′S 25°48′W / 14.8°S 25.8°W / -14.8; -25.8
Max. width of band 219 km (136 mi)
Times (UTC)
Greatest eclipse 14:08:34
References
Saros 136 (29 of 71)
Catalog # (SE5000) 9199

A total solar eclipse occurred on April 25, 1865. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometres wide.

Observations[edit]

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Related eclipses[edit]

Solar eclipses 1916–1920[edit]

This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse in a semester series of solar eclipses repeats approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the Moon's orbit.[1]

Saros 136[edit]

Solar Saros 136, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, contains 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on June 14, 1360, and reached a first annular eclipse on September 8, 1504. It was a hybrid event from November 22, 1612, through January 17, 1703, and total eclipses from January 27, 1721 through May 13, 2496. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on July 30, 2622, with the entire series lasting 1262 years. The longest eclipse occurred on June 20, 1955, with a maximum duration of totality at 7 minutes, 8 seconds.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ van Gent, R.H. "Solar- and Lunar-Eclipse Predictions from Antiquity to the Present". A Catalogue of Eclipse Cycles. Utrecht University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ SEsaros136 at NASA.gov